Inventory of the Isabella Cannon Collection, 1944 - 2009 Mss.Coll.035

Inventory of the Isabella Cannon Collection, 1944 - 2009
Mss.Coll.035


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Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
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Elon, North Carolina
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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Isabella Cannon
Title: Isabella Cannon Collection, 1944 - 2009
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains original papers from Isabella Canon that have been archived by the Archives and Special Collections Department in Belk Library as well as Jo Watts Williams (Special Assistant to the President of Elon). The collection also contains papers generated by both the Archives and Special Collections and Jo Watts Williams. The papers kept in Belk Library were originally housed in Isabella Cannon's biography file. The papers kept by Jo Watts Williams were housed in her office files and she collected various materials relating to her good friend Isabella Cannon over many years. Some of the papers that were in the possession of Jo Watts Williams were given to Williams by Isabella Cannon from her personal files and collection. The box of addresses that was maintained by Isabella Cannon can be found in box 2. The contents of this collection primarily focus on Isabella Cannon's role in establishing various programs at Elon University, Cannon family genealogy, personal collections she had at her home and where she donated them, milestone birthday celebrations, her role in the Raleigh, N.C. community, and biographical information. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into eight series, and then by date in each series. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Maps; Minutes; and Printed Material.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 2 archival boxes

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply to collection. Please consult the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for restriction information.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Isabella Cannon Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Acquired 2009.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, October, 2009

Encoded by Katie Nash, January, 2010


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Biographical Note

Involved in public service most of her life, Isabella Cannon made history in 1977 when, at age 73, she became the first woman elected mayor of Raleigh and to a large metropolitan city in the United States. Known as the "little old lady in tennis shoes," she had never run for office before her election. Working 16-hour days and using a no-nonsense style, she developed a comprehensive plan that still guides the growth of the city.

Born May 12, 1904 in Dunfermline, Scotland, Cannon emigrated with her family to the United States at age 12. She graduated from Winecoff High School in Concord, N.C., before graduating from Elon in 1924. She was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Elon in 1978. She married Claude (C.M.) Cannon, Elon's registrar and business manager, in 1924. His subsequent career in diplomatic service took the couple around the state and the world. They lived in Liberia, West Africa and Iraq before returning to Raleigh, where Claude Cannon died in 1954.

Isabella Cannon held jobs in a variety of fields related to education and community service. She was a teacher at Elon College High School and Burlington Business College, served as assistant registrar and manager of the bookstore at Elon College, and was a bookkeeper and payroll manager at WRAL radio station in Raleigh. She also worked in Washington, D.C., as a supervisor with the French Supply Council and as an interviewer with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Cannon was also active in many community organizations and a member of the Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh.

Cannon's commitment to service earned her recognition and accolades around the state, nation and world. In 1999, she was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Jim Hunt for her dedicated service to North Carolina. She was elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1998.

She was devoted to her alma mater and served Elon in many ways. In 1999, her $1 million gift endowed the Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies at Elon, which offers extensive study abroad opportunities for students and recruits international students and visiting scholars to campus. She also endowed two scholarships; the Isabella Cannon Room, which serves as the university's art gallery and formal meeting space; and the Isabella Cannon Leadership Program, which identifies and prepares students to share their leadership skills with others. She received Elon's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1983 and was awarded the Elon Medallion by President J. Fred Young in 1991.

Cannon was a frequent visitor to Elon and loved to meet students and talk about their life plans. In 2000, at age 96, she delivered the commencement address at Elon, reflecting on her life's experiences. She urged graduates to think globally and act locally, getting involved in their communities and neighborhoods.

Please see Isabella Cannon's partial resume below for specific organizations and honors.



PARTIAL RESUME
Birth:
* May 12, 1904 in Dunfermline, Scotland
Education:
* 1920, Winecoff High School, Concord, N.C.
* 1924, Elon College, Bachelor of Arts (English and Science Majors)
* Elon College Post-Graduate work, Religious Education, Dramatics and Speech
* 1944-45, Graduate Study, American University, Washington, D.C.
* Graduate Study, North Carolina State University (Anthropology and Creative Writing)
Employment:
* 1924-1925, Elon College High School, High School teacher
* 1925-1928, Elon College, Director of weekday experimental school of religious education
* 1928-1930, Elon Banking and Trust Company, Cashier
* 1932-1935, Elon College Book Store, Assistant registrar and manager
* 1936, Burlington Business College, English teacher
* 1936-1941, Elon, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, N.C., Volunteer work (church and community/civic activities). Husband's work necessitated several moves to different cities
* 1942-1943, WRAL Radio Station, Raleigh, N.C., bookkeeper, payroll manager, managed broadcast log for billing
* 1944-1945, French Supply Council, Washington, D.C., supervisor with the Department of Statistics (a lend-lease procurement operation, with much contact with both French government officials and U.S. government officials)
* 1945-1947, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Washington, D.C., interviewer for overseas financial clearance for returning and terminating personnel
* 1947-1954, Overseas with husband in diplomatic service
* 1955-1970, Library, North Carolina State University (NCSU), Office of the Director - budget, payroll, and personnel assistant
* 1977-1979, Mayor of Raleigh, N.C.
Honors and Activities:
* 1978, Honorary Degree-Doctor of Laws, Elon College
* 1978, Nominated for Woman of the Year by Ladies Home Journal
* 1979, First Vice President of the Women in Business Advisory Council, Inc.
* 1979, Served on the Project Advisory Committee for Conserva, Inc. (National Program for Volunteers in Vocational Education, funded by U.S. Department of Education)
* 1979-81, Vice President of the North Carolina Senior Citizens Association, Inc.
* 1980, Member of the Board of Advocates for the Wake County Y.W.C.A.
* 1980, Appointed to Mayor's Committee for the United Nations and served for the Wake County Chapter of the United Nations
* 1980-81, Woman of the Year, September Days Club (National recognition through selection by September Days Clubs, Senior Citizens Organization)
* 1981, President and Organizer of the University Park Homeowners Association, Inc.
* 1981, Member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina State University Humanities Foundation, Inc.
* 1981, Initiator and member of the Hillsborough Street Task Force, Raleigh, N.C.
* 1981, Member of the Board of Directors and Governor's appointee for the North Carolina State Youth Council
* 1981, Member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Friends of Wake Library System
* 1982, President of the North Carolina Senior Citizens Association, Inc.
* 1982, Member of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Constitutional Integrity, Inc.
* 1982, Initiator and member of the Long Range Study from State Capitol to State Fairgrounds
* 1982, Member of the Chancellor's Committee (N.C. State University) for University Neighborhood Study of Policies and Programs
* First Vice President several times for the Precinct #1 in Raleigh, N.C.
* Member of the Executive Committee for the Wake County Democrats (several times)
Organizations:
* Women's Forum of North Carolina
* League of Women Voters
* Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
* Delta Kappa Gamma, Honorary Member (National Teachers Honor Sorority)
* Mordecai Square Historical Society
* Triangle Older Women's League
* Raleigh National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)
* North Carolina State University Friends of the Library
* St. Mary's College Friends of the Library
* Beaufort Historical Association
* Research Triangle International Visitors Center - Steering Committee
* Wake County Democratic Women - Charter Member
* Wake County Democratic Men - Associate Member
* Wake County Young Democrats - Associate Member
* Wake Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
* North Carolina Conservation Council
* Elon College Alumni Association - Executive Committee
Biographical Sources:
Biographical write-up taken directly from the Elon University Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies website.


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Scope and Content Note

The contents of this collection primarily focus on Isabella Cannon's role in establishing various programs at Elon University, Cannon family genealogy, personal collections she had at her home and where she donated them, milestone birthday celebrations, her role in the Raleigh, N.C. community, and biographical information. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into eight series, and then by date in each series. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Maps; Minutes; and Printed Material.

The correspondence series has materials that focus on Isabella Cannon's contributions to Elon University such as the creation of the endowed Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Program, the Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies, and the Isabella Cannon International Studies Pavilion. Additionally, there are quite a few correspondences relating to where she donated much of her African and Asian art pieces, as well as her father's textile/linen collection. Some of the older correspondences are letters from her father to her brother and other family members discussing financial issues and work in various textile mills.

The financial documents series contains expense lists documenting money her father loaned to various family members. Both the financial documents and legal documents series mostly contain materials that are confidential. However, a few items are not confidential, such as a copy of Isabella Cannon's birth certificate (3:7, 3:8).

The list series has information relating to the celebration of Isabella Cannon's 95th and 97th birthdays, as well as items in the textile/linen collection. There are many essays and reminiscences written both by Isabella and about her within the literary productions series. Isabella started writing her life story, and chapters from that unpublished manuscript can be found in this series. In relation to Elon, a copy of her commencement address from 2000 is included; in addition to various essays she wrote documenting specific events and time periods at Elon including the Great Depression and the robbery at the local town bank in 1928.

The map series contains one map of grave plots at St. Mark's Cemetery in Claremont, N.C. where Isabella Cannon is buried. The minute series contains minutes from the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board in Raleigh, N.C. in which various parks and green spaces were named in honor of Isabella Cannon.

Newspaper and magazine clippings make up a majority of the documents in the printed material series. Invitations, schedules, announcements, and programs can also be found in this series. Many documents in this series contain biographical information about Isabella Cannon and her contributions to society.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into eight series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Maps; Minutes; and Printed Material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Cannon, Isabella
Cannon, C.M. (Claude Marcus)
Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies -- Elon University
Elon (N.C.)
Elon College
Letters
Politicians -- North Carolina
Mayors
Mayors -- North Carolina
Educators
Women in community organization -- United States
Diplomats' spouses -- United States
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

See also Mss.Coll.013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Correspondence. Inclusive: 1946-2009. Bulk: 1980s-1990s.
46 Folders. circa 145 Items.
This series contains correspondences to and from Isabella Cannon involving various people at Elon University, her friends and family, and people from other institutions and organizations. The majority of the correspondences pertain to the search Isabella conducted in order to find a home for textiles and linens that her father made while he was employed at Cannon Mills and other textile mills. Additionally, there are quite a few correspondences from people at Elon pertaining to Isabella’s 95th and 97th birthday celebrations, the establishment of the endowed Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Program and the International Studies Pavilion and the Centre for International Studies, schedules for commencement in 2000, and the Elon Founder’s Day celebration in 2009 that honored Isabella. Moreover, other subjects in this series include her trip to Liberia in 1947, letters to and from her father and brother regarding textiles and personal finances, oral history interviews conducted by the North Carolina women history class at Elon and by George Troxler, Isabella being honored on the Wall of Fame at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and her work with the University Park Neighborhood Association in Raleigh, N.C. There are quite a few confidential correspondences within this series and each folder is labeled appropriately.
Folder 1. Email. 1999.
* Commencement schedule (Elon)
Folder 2. Email. 2000.
* Guest list for reception (honoring Isabella Cannon)
Folder 3. Email. 2001. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 4. Email. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 5. Email. 2002.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
Folder 6. Email. 2006.
* Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies
* Isabella Cannon Room (Fine Arts Center)
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Isabella Cannon Pavilion for International Education
* Elon University
Folder 7. Email. 2009.
* First female mayor
* Ellis, Clyde
* Founder's Day program (Elon)
Folder 8. Letters. 1946.
* Hay and Robertsons Mill (Dunfermline, Scotland)
* Walton, James
Folder 9. Letters. 1947.
* Caldwell Linen Mills, Inc. (Iroquois, Ontario)
* Liberia trip
* Walton, James
Folder 10. Letters. 1951.
* Walton, James
Folder 11. Letters. 1952.
* Walton, James
Folder 12. Letters. 1955.
* Walton, James
Folder 13. Letters. 1974. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 14. Letters. 1981.
* McCoy, Rebecca
* Southern Historical Collection-UNC Chapel Hill
* School of Textiles-NC State University
Folder 15. Letters. 1984. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 16. Letters. 1984.
* Lauder Technical College (Dunfermline, Scotland)
* Walton, James
* Cannon Mills Company (Kannapolis, NC)
* Rankin, Edward L. Jr.
Folder 17. Letters. 1985. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 18. Letters. 1985.
Folder 19. Letters. 1986. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 20. Letters. 1986.
* Williams, Ben F.
* Textile collection
* Rankin, Edward L. Jr.
* Walton, James
* Cannon Mills Company
* Fieldcrest Cannon Company
Folder 21. Letters. 1989. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 22. Letters. 1989.
* St. Mark's UCC Cemetery (Raleigh, NC)
* Cannon, John F.
* Carpenter, James E.
* Cemetery plots
* Claremont Cemetery (Claremont, NC)
Folder 23. Letters. 1990. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 24. Letters. 1991.
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Elon College
* Williams, Jo Watts
Folder 25. Letters. 1992. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 26. Letters. 1992.
* African art
Folder 27. Letters. 1993. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 28. Letters. 1993.
* Allen, Noel L.
* Elon College
* Donations to Elon
* Clifford, Paul A.
Folder 29. Letters. 1994.
* Textile collection
* Walton, James
* NC State University
Folder 30. Letters. 1996.
* Textile collection
* Walton, James
* NC State University
* NC Museum of History
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Barnhill, John
* Williams, Jo Watts
Folder 31. Letters. 1997. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 32. Letters. 1997.
* Williams, Jo Watts
* Cemetery plots
Folder 33. Letters. 1998. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 34. Letters. 1998.
* "Wall of Fame"-National Women's Hall of Fame
* Barnhill, John
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Williams, Jo Watts
* University Park Neighborhood News (Raleigh, NC)-newsletter
* Elon College
Folder 35. Letters. 1999.
* Williams, Jo Watts
* 95th birthday-Isabella Cannon
* Clinton, Bill
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Elon College
* Edwards, John
* Hunt, Jim
* Carter, Jimmy
* Clinton, Hillary Rodham
* Gant, Edmund R.
* Textile collection
* Weatherspoon Art Gallery-University of NC Greensboro
* Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies
* Barnhill, John
* International Programs at Elon College
* Study Abroad statistics at Elon College
* Chinese screen
Folder 36. Letters. 2000. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 37. Letters. 2000.
* Elon College
* Commencement address by Isabella Cannon
* Oral history interview (Isabella Cannon)
* Troxler, George
* Peterson, Sara
* Turner, Walt
Folder 38. Letters. 2001.
* Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies
* Aceti, Anna
* Troxler, George
* Oral history interview (Isabella Cannon)
* Edwards, Holly G.
* North Carolina Women (history class at Elon)
* Elon College
* Parikh, Pankaj N. Dr.
* Walesa, Lech (President of Poland)
Folder 39. Letters. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 40. Letters. 2002.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
* Memorial service for Isabella Cannon
* Williams, Jo Watts
* Parikh, Pankaj N. Dr.
* Elon College
* Isabella Cannon International Studies Pavilion
Folder 41. Letters. 2006.
Folder 42. Memo. 1998.
* Williams, Jo Watts
Folder 43. Memo. 1999.
Folder 44. Memo. 2000.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
* Williams, Jo Watts
Folder 45. Postcards. 1990.
* Bowden, Daniel J. (D.J.)
Folder 46. Telegraph. 1946.
* Canadian National Telegraphs
* Walton, James
* Caldwell Linen Mills Ltd. (Iroquois, Ontario)
* Walton, James Jr.
2. Financial Documents. 1951-1996.
5 Folders. 5 Items.
The financial documents series contains expense lists that Isabella’s father kept in regards to the amount of money he loaned her brother Jim, during the 1950s (2:2, 2:3). Additionally, there is a receipt from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources in Raleigh, N.C. that documents the loan of the photograph picturing Isabella Cannon and Governor Jim Hunt (2:5). Other materials in this series are confidential and each folder is labeled appropriately.
Folder 1. Estate distributions. 1971. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 2. Expense list. 1951.
* Walton, James
Folder 3. Expense list. 1955.
* Walton, James
Folder 4. Receipts. 1985.
Folder 5. Receipts. 1986.
* NC Department of Cultural Resources
3. Legal Documents. Inclusive: 1944-2002. Bulk: 1980s-1990s.
18 Folders. 30 Items.
The majority of records in this series are confidential and each folder is labeled appropriately. However, the documents that are not confidential include the birth record and register for Isabella Cannon (3:7, 3:8), a contract between Isabella Cannon and the City of Raleigh when she was sworn in as Mayor of Raleigh in 1977 (3:9), the marriage certificate of Isabella and Claude M. Cannon (3:16), and proclamations from the City of Raleigh declaring May 17, 1994 to be Isabella Cannon Day and making Isabella an “adoptive daughter of Wake County, N.C.” on May 12, 1994 (3:17).
Folder 1. Agreements. 1985. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 2. Agreements (endowment). 1990. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 3. Agreements. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 4. Appraisals. 1955. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 5. Appraisals. 1980. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 6. Appraisals. 1992-1993. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 7. Birth Records. 1947.
* Cannon, Isabella
* Scotland
* Walton, James
Folder 8. Birth Records. 1969.
* Walton, James
* Dunfermline, Scotland
* Walton, Helen Bett
* Walton, Isabella McLean Bett
Folder 9. Contract. 1977.
* Mayor of Raleigh, NC
* Morris, Naomi
Folder 10. Contracts. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 11. Declaration. 1997. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 12. Deed of Gift. 2001. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 13. Deeds. 1974. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 14. Health Care Power of Attorney. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 15. Insurance Policies. 1987-1988. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 16. Marriage Records. 1944.
* Cannon, Isabella
* Cannon, Claude M.
Folder 17. Proclamations. 1994.
* Mayor of Raleigh, NC
* Isabella Cannon Day
* Wake County, NC
* Adoptive Daughter of Wake County, NC (Isabella Cannon)
Folder 18. Wills (Isabella Cannon). 1990. CONFIDENTIAL.
4. Lists. Inclusive: 1964-2002. Bulk: 1990s.
9 Folders. 20 Items.
This series contains a variety of lists, mostly pertaining to Isabella Cannon’s 95th and 97th birthday celebrations and donations of materials she made to different institutions. Additionally, there is a list of people invited to the Elon University Isabella Cannon Leaders of the 21st Century reception in 2000, as well as a list of the linens in her collection of textiles. There are a few folders that contain confidential materials and they are labeled appropriately.
Folder 1. African art inventory. 1993. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 2. Birthday guest list. 1999.
Folder 3. Birthday invitations. 1999.
Folder 4. Content's of Isabella Cannon's house. 2002. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 5. Family to notify at time of death. Undated. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 6. Gifts to Elon College. 1992.
Folder 7. Gifts to NC Museum of Art. 1964.
Folder 8. Leaders of the 21st Century Reception invitations. 2000.
Folder 9. Linen inventory. 1986.
5. Literary Productions. Inclusive: 1980-2006. Bulk: early 2000s.
24 Folders. 35 Items.
The literary productions series primarily contains documents and essays composed by Isabella and reminiscences written about her. This series has rich biographical information about Isabella Cannon and her family. There are a few chapters from Isabella’s unpublished life story, as well as essays she wrote about her travels abroad. Of significance to Elon is a copy of her commencement address from 2000 and many E-Net announcements documenting the programs she endowed. Moreover, there are a few essays she composed about pertinent time periods at Elon such as the Great Depression, the robbery of the local town bank in 1928, and the first year she attended Elon (5:6). Other materials in this series include research notes surrounding the oral history interviews conducted by George Troxler, poetry written by Isabella, her resume, and the eulogy given by Dr. Leo Lambert in 2002.
Folder 1. Addresses. 2000.
* Elon Class of 2000
* Elon College
* Commencement program (Elon)
* Lambert, Leo
Folder 2. Biographical sketch. 1992.
Folder 3. E-Net Announcements. 2001.
* Academic Village
* Isabella Cannon International Studies Pavilion
* 97th birthday (Isabella Cannon)
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows
Folder 4. E-Net Announcements. 2002.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
* Cannon, C.M.
Folder 5. E-Net Announcements. 2006.
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Professorship
* Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies
* Isabella Cannon International Studies Pavilion
* Academic Village
Folder 6. Essay. Undated.
* "Crisis at Elon College…The Depression years"
* "The Bank Robbery, 1928"
* Elon College, NC
* Elon College
* "College…A New Life Ahead"
* "Dame Agatha's Unknown Life"
* "I met Agatha Christie in Baghdad"
Folder 7. Essay. 2001.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
Folder 8. Essay. 2002.
Folder 10. Eulogy. 2002.
* Lambert, Leo
* Death of Isabella Cannon
Folder 11. Meeting Notes. 1985. CONFIDENTIAL.
Folder 12. Poetry. Undated.
* Cannon, Isabella
Folder 13. Poetry. 1980.
* Cannon, Isabella
* "Thoughts at 7 a.m. December 14, 1980"
Folder 14. Poetry. 2002.
* Padgett, Bett
* "Memory of your love"
Folder 15. Proposals. 1999.
* Richey, Jamie
* Asian art
* Freer/Sackler Galleries Excursion
* Washington, DC
Folder 16. Reminiscences. 1999.
Folder 17. Reports. Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board (Raleigh, NC). 2008.
* Isabella Cannon Neighborhood Park
* University Park Homeowner's Association
Folder 18. Research Notes. Undated.
Folder 19. Research Notes. 1999.
* 95th birthday (Isabella Cannon)
Folder 20. Research Notes. 2000.
* Oral history interview (Isabella Cannon)
* Troxler, George
Folder 21. Research Notes. 2001.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
* Funeral for Isabella Cannon
Folder 22. Research Notes. 2002.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
* King, Carolyn
* Bradow, Vandy
Folder 23. Resolutions. 1991.
* Elon College Medallion
* Young, Fred
Folder 24. Resume (Isabella Cannon).
6. Maps. Undated.
1 Folder. 1 Item.
This series contains one map of grave plots at St. Mark’s Cemetery (Claremont, N.C.) where Isabella was buried in February 2002. Her grave plot is circled on the map.
Folder 1. Cemetery Grave Location. Undated.
7. Minutes. 2003 and 2007.
2 Folders. 3 Items.
The only minutes in this series are from the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board in Raleigh, N.C. The discussions in the minutes relate to the University Park Homeowners Association and the naming of the Raleigh Little Theatre after Isabella Cannon. Additionally, there is discussion about naming Gardner Street Park in honor of Isabella Cannon.
Folder 1. Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board (Raleigh, NC). 2003.
* Gardner Street park
* Isabella Cannon park
Folder 2. Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board (Raleigh, NC). 2007.
* Isabella Cannon park
8. Printed Material. Inclusive: 1965-2004. Bulk: 1990s-early 2000s.
43 Folders. 70 Items.
This series contains a large number of magazine and newspaper clippings in which Isabella Cannon is featured. In relation to the endowed Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows program at Elon, there are quite a few of announcements, invitations, and schedules regarding this program and her involvement. Additionally, there are copies of transcripts from the oral history interviews conducted by George Troxler with Isabella Cannon in 2000 and 2001 (8:42, 8:43). A wealth of biographical information pertaining to Isabella Cannon can be found in this series.
Folder 1. Announcements. 1999.
* Community United Church of Christ (Raleigh, NC)
* 95th birthday (Isabella Cannon)
* Elon College
Folder 2. Announcements. 2002.
* Isabella Cannon Fountain (Raleigh, NC)
* Theatre in the Park (Raleigh, NC)
Folder 3. Certificates. 1978.
* Elon College
* Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
* Board of Trustees of Elon College
* Young, Fred
Folder 4. Certificates. 1991.
* Elon College
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program Endowment Fund
Folder 5. Family tree (Isabella Cannon). 2000-2001.
Folder 6. Invitations. 1994.
* Monteith, Larry K.
* Monteith, Nancy
* NC State University Library
* Nutter, Susan K.
Folder 7. Invitations. 1999.
* 95th birthday (Isabella Cannon)
* Maynard House
* Lambert, Leo
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows
Folder 8. Invitations. 2000.
* Commencement program (Elon)
* Lambert, Leo
Folder 9. Invitations. 2002.
Folder 10. Magazine Clippings. 1990.
Folder 11. Magazine Clippings. 1997.
Folder 12. Magazine Clippings. 2001.
Folder 13. Memberships. 2000-2001.
* Who's Who of American Women
Folder 14. Newsletter. ICCIS. 2002.
* Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies
* Elon University
Folder 15. Newsletter. News Leader. 2002.
* Isabella Cannon Leadership Program
* Elon University
Folder 16. Newsletter. Senior Citizens Voice. 2000.
Folder 17. Newsletter. Southern Conference News. 1998.
Folder 18. Newsletter. The Women's Forum of NC Inc. 2000.
Folder 19. Newsletter. University Park Homeowner's Association. 1998.
* Raleigh, NC
Folder 20. Newspaper Clippings. Undated.
Folder 21. Newspaper Clippings. 1961.
Folder 22. Newspaper Clippings. 1965.
Folder 23. Newspaper Clippings. 1979.
Folder 24. Newspaper Clippings. 1989.
Folder 25. Newspaper Clippings. 1995.
Folder 26. Newspaper Clippings. 1996.
Folder 27. Newspaper Clippings. 1998.
Folder 28. Newspaper Clippings. 1999.
Folder 29. Newspaper Clippings. 2000.
Folder 30. Newspaper Clippings. 2001.
Folder 31. Newspaper Clippings. 2002.
Folder 32. Newspaper Clippings. 2003.
Folder 33. Newspaper Clippings. 2004.
Folder 34. Program. 1997.
* St. Mark's Chapel-150th Anniversary (Chatham County, NC)
Folder 35. Program. 2002.
* Death of Isabella Cannon
Folder 36. Questionnaire. Undated.
Folder 37. Questionnaire. 1996.
Folder 38. Questionnaire. 2000-2001.
Folder 39. Schedules. 1999.
* Commencement program (Elon)
* 95th birthday (Isabella Cannon)
* Presidential Inauguration (Leo Lambert)
Folder 40. Schedules. 2000.
* Commencement program (Elon)
Folder 41. Transcripts. 1993.
* "Talking about Raleigh: A bicentennial oral history"
* Clark, James W. Jr.
Folder 42. Transcripts. 2000.
* Troxler, George
Folder 43. Transcripts. 2001.
* Troxler, George
Box 2. Box of Address cards.